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Online behavior of people visiting a scientific website on epilepsy.

Epilepsy Behav 2018 Dec 3;90:79-83. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

'Sapienza' University of Rome, Human Neuroscience Department, Rome, Italy.

We investigated the online behavior of Internet users consulting the website of the Italian Chapter of the International League Against Epilepsy (Lega Italiana Contro l'Epilessia [LICE]). We obtained the visualization statistics of the LICE website using AWStats (https://awstats.sourceforge. Read More

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December 2018
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Impact of short-term traffic-related air pollution on the metabolome - Results from two metabolome-wide experimental studies.

Environ Int 2018 Dec 3;123:124-131. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

MRC/PHE Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM), Turin, Italy. Electronic address:

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) has been associated with adverse health outcomes but underlying biological mechanisms remain poorly understood. Two randomized crossover trials were used here, the Oxford Street II (London) and the TAPAS II (Barcelona) studies, where volunteers were allocated to high or low air pollution exposures. The two locations represent different exposure scenarios, with Oxford Street characterized by diesel vehicles and Barcelona by normal mixed urban traffic. Read More

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December 2018
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Pseudomonas coronafaciens sp. nov., a new phytobacterial species diverse from Pseudomonas syringae.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(12):e0208271. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science, Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech, Suffolk, VA, United States of America.

We propose Pseudomonas coronafaciens sp. nov. as a new species in genus Pseudomonas, which is diverse from P. Read More

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December 2018
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INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR PERSONAL RADIATION SHIELDING IN SPACE.

Radiat Prot Dosimetry 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Physics Department, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.

Personal radiation shielding is likely to play an important role in the strategy for radiation protection of future manned interplanetary missions. There is potential for the successful adoption of wearable shielding devices, readily available in case of accidental exposures or used for emergency operations in low-shielded areas of the habitat, particularly in case of solar particle events (SPEs). Based on optimization of available resources, conceptual models for radiation protection spacesuits have been proposed, with elements made of different materials, and the first prototype of a water-fillable garment was designed and manufactured in the framework of the PERSEO project, funded by the Italian Space Agency, leading to the successful test of such prototype for ease of use and wearability on-board the International Space Station. Read More

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December 2018
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BIOINFORMATIC ANALYSIS OF DOSE- AND TIME-DEPENDENT miRNome RESPONSES.

Radiat Prot Dosimetry 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Laboratory of Biomedical Technologies, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Rome, Italy.

The advent of new 'omics' techniques determined a massive boost in the measurement of the whole spectra of molecules within cells, favoring promising new radiobiological studies at low doses. The main aim of this work was to assess the radiation-induced perturbations of miRNA profiles and their temporal dynamics. Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells were irradiated with low doses of γ-rays. Read More

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December 2018
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[When a purely observational approach does not provide reliable evidence].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):727-728

Centro Studi ANMCO, Fondazione per il Tuo cuore - HCF onlus, Firenze.

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December 2018

[Intravascular ultrasound-guided antegrade recanalization of a complex chronic total occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery: a case report].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):724-726

U.O.C. Cardiologia Interventistica-UTIC, Ospedale Santo Spirito, Pescara.

Patients with coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) if symptomatic for angina or with extensive inducible ischemia at provocative tests may be revascularized percutaneously or surgically. Percutaneous revascularization can be performed by antegrade or retrograde approach. In our case, in the presence of a long CTO of the left anterior descending coronary artery, the antegrade approach was chosen using an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheter positioned in a secondary branch, to accurately identify the proximal lesion cap. Read More

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December 2018

[Regional network for ST-elevation myocardial infarction in Italy: from development to management].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):721-723

U.O.C. Cardiologia, Ospedale Maggiore, Bologna.

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December 2018

[The second multicenter observational registry on the management of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the Veneto Region (VENERE 2)].

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G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):714-720

Background: We sought to evaluate the epidemiology and the management of ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the Veneto Region (VENERE 2) in 2014, 10 years after a similar survey conducted in the early 2000s.

Methods: Between October 2014 and March 2015, all consecutive patients admitted to the Cardiology Divisions of the Veneto Region with STEMI were enrolled in an observational, prospective, multicenter register, called VENERE 2. The main diagnostic and therapeutic efficiency indicators were analyzed and compared with data from the previous VENERE study performed 10 years earlier. Read More

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December 2018

[The coronary sinus Reducer: a new opportunity for refractory angina. Comparison between Italian experiences].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):705-713

Divisione di Cardiologia Interventistica, Dipartimento Cardio-Toraco-Vascolare, Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele, Milano.

Refractory angina is a disabling condition that afflicts patients in whom we have no more strategy to improve their quality of life. This phenomenon has been increasing over the last years due to longer life expectancy, also resulting in a significant impact upon healthcare resources. The coronary sinus Reducer is a novel technology designed to improve the quality of life of these patients. Read More

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December 2018

[Usefulness, timing and modality of ECG stress testing after myocardial revascularization].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):692-704

Istituto di Cardiologia, Università degli Studi, Pisa.

Myocardial revascularization in patients with stable ischemic heart disease aims at eliminating myocardial ischemia, in order to (i) relieve anginal symptoms; (ii) improve functional capacity; and, possibly, (iii) improve prognosis. Given that ischemic recurrences are relatively common in patients undergoing myocardial revascularization, an appropriate follow-up is needed as part of a secondary prevention program. Stress testing can be here useful to: (i) detect residual or recurrent ischemia/angina; (ii) define functional capacity in order to establish physical aerobic training individualized programs; (iii) stratify prognosis. Read More

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December 2018
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[Clinical applications of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: heart failure and cardiomyopathies].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):679-691

Dipartimento Cardiovascolare, ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo.

Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has proved to be a powerful tool in the assessment of several cardiac diseases, thanks to its capability to offer multiparametric morphologic and functional evaluation of the heart and great vessels, using neither ionizing radiations nor nephrotoxic contrast medium. The accuracy in quantification of cardiac volumes and ejection fraction (gold standard) together with native and post-contrast myocardial tissue characterization have made CMR an invaluable tool for the diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic planning in patients with heart failure and cardiomyopathy. Read More

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December 2018
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[Do not prescribe or defer treatment: when doing less could be better for the patient].

Authors:
Marco Bobbio

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):676-678

già Direttore S.C. Cardiologia, A.O. Santa Croce e Carle, Cuneo.

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December 2018

[The CULPRIT-SHOCK trial].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):672-675

U.O.C. Cardiologia, Ospedale G.B. Morgagni, Forlì - Fondazione Cardiologica "Myriam Zito Sacco", Forlì.

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December 2018

[What's new in the 2018 ESC guidelines for the diagnosis and management of syncope?]

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):668-671

Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Centro Aritmologico, Ospedali del Tigullio, Lavagna (GE).

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December 2018

[Journey around the heart in the movies of the last century: from Charlie Chaplin to the present day].

Authors:
Andrea Pozzati

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):664-667

U.O.S. Cardiologia, Ospedale Dossetti di Bazzano (BO), AUSL di Bologna.

Imagine a journey through the cinema's history to recover the figure of the doctor in the last century. At the same time, we have found that the progress of medicine has conditioned the stories told on the big screen. Cardiology has achieved a leading role at the cinema when technological innovations have begun to emerge, from the '60s onwards. Read More

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December 2018

[Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia Supplements and the Editor's role].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12):661-663

Editor, Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia.

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December 2018

In questo numero.

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G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Dec;19(12)

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December 2018

Assessing ADHD Through the Multi-Informant Approach: The Contribution of the Conners' 3 Scales.

J Atten Disord 2018 Dec 6:1087054718815581. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

1 University of Florence, Italy.

Objective: Symptoms of ADHD need to be present in at least two different settings to suggest a diagnosis, so multi-informant assessment approaches are usually adopted. The Conners' Rating Scales offer three versions, completed by parents (Conners 3-P), teachers (Conners 3-T), and youth (Conners 3-SR). Nonetheless, there is a lack of studies examining the psychometric properties of the Parent and Teacher versions and the relation between each version of the Conners 3 scales. Read More

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December 2018

[The hybrid strategy for complete myocardial revascularization in the frail elderly patient].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Nov;19(11):33-38

U.O.C. Cardiologia, Ospedale Belcolle, Viterbo.

The hybrid strategy allows for a complete myocardial revascularization in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease and a high frailty index. These patients, due to their old age and multi-comorbidities, are evaluated with inadequate tools for their clinical complexity and destined to an incomplete revascularization for increased surgical or procedural risk. Hybrid revascularization enables to use the best techniques resulting from the surgical and percutaneous approach defining a tailored strategy for the patient. Read More

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November 2018
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[Tips and tricks: how to do a good coronary angioplasty? Instructions for use].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Nov;19(11):22-32

Unità di Cardiologia interventistica, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano.

Percutaneous coronary angioplasty celebrated its 40th anniversary and gained an established role thanks to its remarkable results. The progressive development of techniques and materials together with a better understanding about the pharmacological treatment of patients with coronary artery disease contributed to this success. Nowadays percutaneous treatments have become a valid alternative to coronary artery bypass graft surgery in many patients. Read More

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November 2018

[Coronary artery disease: when to withhold a decision and call in the Heart Team? Almost never].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Nov;19(11):18-21

Divisione di Cardiologia, Centro Alte Specialità e Trapianti (CAST), Ospedale Policlinico Gaspare Rodolico, Università degli Studi, Catania.

The expansion of the options for the treatment of patients with stable multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD), including medical therapy or myocardial revascularization by a surgical or a percutaneous strategy, has raised the need to set the decision-making process to select the optimal therapy on a multidisciplinary approach. Indeed, this latter would potentially lead to identify the most appropriate strategy for a given patient in the most transparent, shared and comprehensive way as possible. The multidisciplinary approach has been widely encouraged in the cardiovascular field, where it has been defined as "Heart Team" (HT), a collegial system essentially including a cardiac surgeon, a clinical cardiologist and an interventionalist. Read More

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November 2018

[Coronary artery disease: when to withhold a decision and call in the Heart Team? Almost every time].

Authors:
Lucia Torracca

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Nov;19(11):14-17

U.O. Cardiochirurgia, Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano (MI).

The multidisciplinary discussion is a well-established method, highly widespread in different medical disciplines, with documented optimal results. This practice, despite mandate by international guidelines, is not universally applied to guide treatment in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. The literature provides data both on overtreatment or undertreatment in different patient subsets, clearly suggesting its strong need. Read More

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November 2018
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[Is angioplasty in patients with stable coronary artery disease only a placebo? Absolutely not].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Nov;19(11):12-13

SOD Interventistica Cardiologica Strutturale, AOU Careggi, Firenze.

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November 2018

[Revascularization in stable coronary artery disease: what does the future hold after the ORBITA trial?]

Authors:
Rasha Al-Lamee

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Nov;19(11):10-11

Imperial College London, Londra, UK.

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November 2018

[What's new in the 2018 ESC/EACTS guidelines on myocardial revascularization?]

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Nov;19(11):5-9

Klinik für Kardiologie und Angiologie II, Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg, Bad Krozingen, Germania.

A revised version of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) guidelines on myocardial revascularization has recently been published. These guidelines represent the third time that the ESC and EACTS have brought together cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in a joint Task Force to review the available evidence, with the mission of drafting balanced, patient-oriented, clinical practice guidelines on myocardial revascularization. During the last 4 years, a large body of evidence has become available and brought substantial changes to the guidelines. Read More

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November 2018

[Presentation].

Authors:
Chiara Fraccaro

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Nov;19(11):3-4

Deputy Editor.

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November 2018

Effect of microbial inoculants on the fermentation characteristics, nutritive value, and in vitro digestibility of various forages.

Anim Sci J 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Institute of Ensiling and Processing of Grass, College of Agro-grassland Science, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China.

This study was aimed to examine the characteristics of three isolated lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains (HG24, M1, and TG1), and to evaluate their effects on fermentation characteristics, nutritive value, and in vitro digestibility in a variety of substrates. The experiments were conducted with Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.), tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schred. Read More

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December 2018

Italian consensus for the classification and reporting of thyroid cytology: the risk of malignancy between indeterminate lesions at low or high risk. A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Endocrine 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Service of Clinical Pathology, Institute of Pathology, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Background: Italian consensus for the classification and reporting of thyroid cytology has proposed to discriminate the cancer prevalence of high (Tir 3B) vs. low (Tir 3A) risk indeterminate nodules. To obtain more robust evidence on this topic, we performed a meta-analysis of the Odds Ratio (OR) of malignancy of Tir 3B vs. Read More

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December 2018
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Combining Bayesian genetic clustering and ecological niche modeling: Insights into wolf intraspecific genetic structure.

Ecol Evol 2018 Nov 30;8(22):11224-11234. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

WSL Swiss Federal Research Institute Birmensdorf Switzerland.

The distribution of intraspecific genetic variation and how it relates to environmental factors is of increasing interest to researchers in macroecology and biogeography. Recent studies investigated the relationships between the environment and patterns of intraspecific genetic variation across species ranges but only few rigorously tested the relation between genetic groups and their ecological niches. We quantified the relationship of genetic differentiation () and the overlap of ecological niches (as measured by -dimensional hypervolumes) among genetic groups resulting from spatial Bayesian genetic clustering in the wolf () in the Italian peninsula. Read More

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November 2018

Antibiotic prescriptions to adults with acute respiratory tract infections by Italian general practitioners.

Infect Drug Resist 2018 8;11:2199-2205. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Catanzaro "Magna Græcia", Catanzaro, Italy,

Purpose: The overuse, misuse, and underuse of antimicrobial agents often lead to the spread of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. The aim of our study was to describe the pattern of antibiotic prescriptions for acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs) among the adult population and the factors associated with antibiotic prescribing.

Patients And Methods: The study involved patients who visited a general practitioner with suspected acute RTI. Read More

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November 2018
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Analysis of drug utilization and health care resource consumption in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis before and after treatment with biological therapies.

Biologics 2018 12;12:151-158. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Department of Medicine, Section of Dermatology and Venereology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

Objectives: To describe the therapeutic pathways of patients with psoriasis (PSO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) before and after treatment with biological therapies in a real-world setting and to determine the relative consumption of health care resources.

Design: Retrospective observational study.

Setting: Real-life clinical setting in 5 Italian local health units. Read More

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November 2018

HelixComplex snail mucus exhibits pro-survival, proliferative and pro-migration effects on mammalian fibroblasts.

Sci Rep 2018 Dec 5;8(1):17665. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Morphology, Surgery, Experimental Medicine and LTTA Centre, University of Ferrara, via Fossato di Mortara 70, 44121, Ferrara, Italy.

Snail mucus is a mixture of active substances commonly thought to have healthy properties for the treatment of skin disorders. Although snail mucus is an ingredient of several cosmetic and para-pharmaceutic products, a comprehensive characterization of chemical composition and biological effects is still missing. Crude purified extracts from Helix aspersa muller mucus (HelixComplex) were prepared and, after chemical characterization, tested on in vitro experimental models. Read More

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December 2018
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Ferritin heavy subunit enhances apoptosis of non-small cell lung cancer cells through modulation of miR-125b/p53 axis.

Cell Death Dis 2018 Dec 5;9(12):1174. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Research Center of Biochemistry and Advanced Molecular Biology, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, "Magna Græcia" University of Catanzaro, Campus Salvatore Venuta -Viale Europa, 88100, Catanzaro, Italy.

Ferritin is a nanocage protein composed by the variable assembly of 24 heavy and light subunits. As major intracellular iron storage protein, ferritin has been studied for many years in the context of iron metabolism. However, recent evidences have highlighted its role, in particular that of the heavy subunit (FHC), in pathways related to cancer development and progression, such as cell proliferation, growth suppressor evasion, cell death inhibition, and angiogenesis. Read More

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December 2018

Blood and skin-derived Sezary cells: differences in proliferation-index, activation of PI3K/AKT/mTORC1 pathway and its prognostic relevance.

Leukemia 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata, IDI-IRCCS, 00167, Rome, Italy.

Sézary syndrome (SS) is a rare and aggressive variant of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma characterized by neoplastic distribution mainly involving blood, skin, and lymph-node. Although a role of the skin microenvironment in SS pathogenesis has long been hypothesized, its function in vivo is poorly characterized. To deepen this aspect, here we compared skin to blood-derived SS cells concurrently obtained from SS patients highlighting a greater proliferation-index and a PI3K/AKT/mTORC1 pathway activation level, particularly of mTOR protein, in skin-derived-SS cells. Read More

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December 2018
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Loss of the candidate tumor suppressor ZEB1 (TCF8, ZFHX1A) in Sézary syndrome.

Cell Death Dis 2018 Dec 5;9(12):1178. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata, IDI-IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is a group of incurable extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphomas that develop from the skin-homing CD4 T cell. Mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome are the most common histological subtypes. Although next-generation sequencing data provided significant advances in the comprehension of the genetic basis of this lymphoma, there is not uniform consensus on the identity and prevalence of putative driver genes for this heterogeneous group of tumors. Read More

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December 2018

Treatment Outcomes and Sensitivity to Hormone Therapy of Aggressive Angiomyxoma: A Multicenter, International, Retrospective Study.

Oncologist 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Medical Oncology Unit 2, Medical Oncology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori di Milano, Milan, Italy

Background: Aggressive angiomyxoma (AA) is a rare, locally aggressive tumor usually arising from pelvis or perineum, with a high local-recurrence rate after complete surgery. Anecdotal responses to hormone therapy have been reported. In the present study we aimed at studying surgical treatment outcomes and sensitivity to hormone therapy of AA. Read More

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December 2018
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Mitochondria targeting to oppose the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Biochem Pharmacol 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Clinica Medica "A. Murri", Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Bari Medical School, Bari, Italy. Electronic address:

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation of triglycerides in hepatocytes. NAFLD is the most frequent chronic liver disease in developed countries, and is often associated with metabolic disorders such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. NAFLD definition encompasses a spectrum of chronic liver abnormalities, ranging from simple steatosis (NAFL), to steatohepatitis (NASH), significant liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Read More

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November 2018

Epidemiology and microbiology of skin and soft tissue infections: preliminary results of a National registry.

J Chemother 2018 Dec 3:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

y UOC Medicina Interna , Ospedale Umberto I , Enna , Italy.

Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) represent a wide range of clinical conditions characterized by a considerable variety of clinical presentations and severity. Their aetiology can also vary, with numerous possible causative pathogens. While other authors previously published analyses on several types of SSTI and on restricted types of patients, we conducted a large nationwide surveillance programme on behalf of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases to assess the clinical and microbiological characteristics of the whole SSTI spectrum, from mild to severe life-threatening infections, in both inpatients and outpatients. Read More

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December 2018
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Detecting Early Markers of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia by Analysis of Exhaled Gas.

Crit Care Med 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Anesthesiology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.

Objectives: The detection of microbial volatile organic compounds or host response markers in the exhaled gas could give an earlier diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Gas chromatography-ion mobility spectrometry enables noninvasive, rapid, and sensitive analysis of exhaled gas. Using a rabbit model of ventilator-associated pneumonia we determined if gas chromatography-ion mobility spectrometry is able to detect 1) ventilator-associated pneumonia specific changes and 2) bacterial species-specific changes in the exhaled gas. Read More

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November 2018

The Face as Diversity: What Was the Medical-Scientific Value of Lombrosian Morphoanthropology?

J Nerv Ment Dis 2018 Dec;206(12):962-963

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy.

The face as an element of diversity. The ugliness of a face or a body and deformities were considered in 1800 as symbols of atavism, regression to being primates, or expression of inferior beings. The Italian physician Cesare Lombroso was the author of the concept of morphoanthropology, according to which the human being is judged on the basis of his or her physical connotations. Read More

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December 2018

Analysis for the design of a novel integrated framework for the return to work of wheelchair users.

Work 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation, National Research Council, Milan, Italy.

Background: Return to work represents an important milestone for workers who were injured during a workplace accident, especially if the injury results in needing a wheelchair for locomotion.

Objective: The aim of the study was to design a framework for training novice wheelchair users in regaining autonomy in activities of daily living and in the workplace and for providing medical personnel with objective data on users' health and work-related capabilities.

Methods: The framework design was accomplished following the "Usability Engineering Life Cycle" model. Read More

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November 2018

Between sacred and profane: Possession, psychopathology, and the Catholic church.

Hist Psychol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, University of Rome La Sapienza.

In Catholic culture, and especially within the Italian Catholic environment, there has recently been a significant revival of the practice of exorcism. This is a fact noted by historians such as Levack (2013) and Young (2016). The article intends to show how this phenomenon is related to a series of important historical turning points, the most important of which is the recent collaboration between exorcists and Catholic psychologists and psychiatrists to establish a differential diagnosis between real possession and mere psychopathology. Read More

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December 2018

Targeted metagenomics approach to capture the biodiversity of Saccharomyces genus in wild environments.

Environ Microbiol Rep 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester, Manchester, M1 7DN, UK.

The species of the genus Saccharomyces are commonly inhabiting tree bark and the surrounding soil, but their abundance have likely been underestimated due to biases in culturing methods. Metagenomic studies have so far been unable to detect Saccharomyces species in wild environments. Here, we sequenced the mycobiome of soils surrounding different trees at various altitudes in the Italian Alps. Read More

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December 2018

Split ear helix advancement flap for lesions of the ear involving the helical rim and adjacent skin.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Department of Medical University Innsbruck, Central Hospital Bolzano/Bozen, Italy.

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December 2018

Validation of an electronic version of the Self-Awareness Questionnaire in English and Italian healthy samples.

Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 2018 Dec 3:e1758. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Naplab, IRCCS SDN, Napoli, Italy.

Objectives: Interoception is a general sensitivity to bodily sensations that informs motivational processes and behaviours. Interoceptive abilities seem to be impaired in several clinical conditions, and the development of new pragmatic instruments to assess subjective components of interoception are crucially needed. An easy to use paper and pencil questionnaire measuring sensitivity to bodily sensations was validated in an Italian sample (Self-Awareness Questionnaire; SAQ). Read More

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December 2018

Negative interactions among nurses. An explorative study on lateral violence and bullying in nursing work settings.

J Nurs Manag 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Background: Lateral violence and bullying affect nurses' professional and health status. Worldwide prevalence ranges from 1 to 87%.

Aim: To investigate prevalence and risk factors of lateral violence and bullying among Italian nurse peers in different work settings, inside and outside hospitals. Read More

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December 2018

Novel BRCA1 Large Genomic Rearrangements in Italian Breast/Ovarian Cancer Patients.

Mol Diagn Ther 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Background: In recent years, the number of patients being offered BRCA1/2 testing has changed dramatically. Advances in high-throughput sequencing technology have led many diagnostic laboratories to test next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based platforms as the main technology for clinical testing. As a consequence, the proportion of novel BRCA1/2 variants detected has greatly increased. Read More

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December 2018
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